Monday, May 11, 2009

Our "garden"

I was inspired to plant a garden this year, and couldn't decide where to put one. I kept hearing about the Topsy Turvy upside-down planters, but they're pretty costly. This is my "version" of upside-down garden containers.

As you can see...they're Dillons reusable sacks! They come with a plastic rectangle to make the bottom a little more sturdy, so I cut an "X" in the bottom of both and fed the plants through. Then we added soil to fill the bags and viola'--upside down planters! We planted 11 bags total, plus 2 small pots of herbs, for about $60 (bags, plants and soil). If it's successful, it will be a super economical garden!! I'll post updates and pictures throughout the summer.

My gardening assistants #1 and #2...Sophie and Blake were more interested in throwing dirt at each other.

Gardening assistant #3...Graham was more interested in his popsicle. :-)

Gardening assistant #4...this squirrel was WAY more interested in the project than assistants 1, 2 & 3! He spent a lot of time checking out the bags.

We planted 11 bags total, plus two small hanging baskets of herbs. We planted tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Wish us luck! I do NOT have a green thumb...Brent got a chuckle out of me literally praying over our "garden." I told him that God's grace is the only way we'll have a fruitful crop. :-)

Video of Sophie and Blake doing a little mudslinging! Press the play button under the picture to hear some sweet laughter.


Jennifer Gragg said...

Way to go! That's very impressive! Please let me know if they continue to thrive. I may just have to try it too! Way to be thrifty!!! ;-) As looks go, they're nicer looking too!

Anonymous said...

Tomato pies here we come.


Jen said...

That is awesome! You are VERY creative Miss Jenni!! LOVE IT! Oh and I absolutely puffy heart those giggles!